Fastest EVER

Every 3.3-or-Faster Run in Team Roping History (That we can remember, at least.)
A full history of 3.3.
3.3 second team roping runs
Wesley Thorp, Kaleb Driggers and Jade Corkill have all made multiple 3.3-second runs. | TRJ File Photos

Tyler Wade and Wesley Thorp tied the world record for the fastest team roping run in history with a 3.3 in Round 8 of the 2023 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, but this isn’t the first time either of them have been 3.3 in competition.

Chad Masters and Jade Corkill recorded the first 3.3 at the NFR, but since then, more than just a few guys have gone that fast (or faster, depending on who you ask and how you count these things). We know scores and flaggers vary, but, in the interest of being inclusive and thorough, here’s the list we came up with.

Note: Derrick Begay and Cesar de la Cruz were 3.3 at the George Strait Team Roping Championship in 2007, though no video exists (TO OUR KNOWLEDGE) of it except on RodeoVideo on hard-copy DVD.

3.3 | 2009 | Chad Masters and Jade Corkill in Round 9 of the NFR

3.3 | 2012 | Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes in Nacogdoches, Texas

3.1 | 2015 | Clay Smith and Jim Ross Cooper at The Gambler

They were 3.1 on two of the greatest horses of all time: Marty and Jackyl.

3.3 | 2016 | Clay Tryan and Jade Corkill at the ERA Rodeo in Salt Lake City

3.3 | 2016 | Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira at The Gambler

3.3 | 2017 | Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira in Round 9 of the NFR

3.26 | 2018 | Tyler Wade and Cory Petska at The American Semifinals

3.3 | 2018 | Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira at The American

3.1 | 2020 | Wesley Thorp and Kaleb Driggers at Northside for The American Semifinals (Yes, their names are in the right order there).

3.3 | 2021 | Clay Smith and Jade Corkill at San Antonio

3.3 | 2021 | Dustin Egusquiza and Travis Graves Oakley City, Utah

3.3 | 2022 | Kaleb Driggers and Junior Nogueira at The Fort Worth Timed Event Challenge

Bonus: Brock Hanson and Ryan Motes bought the steer they were 3.3 on in 2012, and he lived a long life having never been roped again in Weatherford, Texas. Here’s where he rests:

@teamropingjournal

When you tie the world record, you gotta commemorate it. Brock Hanson & Ryan Motes tied the 3.3 world record in 2012 at Nocogdoches, Texas, and whenever Motes walks into the game room at his house, he’s reminded of that run. #teamroping #cowboy

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